Hello, I have been rescuing cats and kittens for many, many years. I have found that older people who are widows or widowers are the ones most in need of a companion, and a cat is the best companion for the elderly. I always screen anyone who wants to adopt, and do extensive followup after the cat/kitten is put into a new home. I take great pains to make sure that there is a family member who can assume the responsibility of the pet in case it outlives its new person. I wonder how many cat lovers care enough to be of real service to the cat population, and to our Senior Citizens? I am a Senior myself, and have known the absolute affection and love of many cats over my lifetime. I could not imagine a life without several cats in it. My oldest daughter who is 53, has promised, not only to take my cats if need be, but to follow in my footsteps and continue to help Seniors find a companion cat. I have truly found my calling, and almost a full time job in caring for the abandonded and unwanted.
post #1 of 9
1/4/07 at 4:10pm